Auto Trail history

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  1. Ceephax

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    Hi all, any ideas where I can pick up for information on old Auto Trails as mine is 1991? Came with nothing when I bought it and having had my other camper (1972 VW Devon) for 14 years, I am used to getting everything I want, including information on history, parts, features etc. Brochures are a couple of quid on eBay for example for the VW but nothing for the Auto Trail

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    You will find that most vans of this age, or even younger did not come with a manual even from new.
    They only came with a pile of paperwork from the internal fittings, and most is always lost. If you look on internet under the various manufactures you can often find copies there.

    Apart from that you may be lucky and find someone who has a copy still of the small booklet that used to come with new vans.
     
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    Thanks for advice. I guess the problem is there are not many 20 year old Chieftains around. We were looking for a Hymer with a U shaped lounge (as is everyone else it seems) on a Mercedes chassis. Sat in a scruffy Chieftain that was a lot of money with 2.4 non-turbo and no power steering. It just seemed wrong.

    By chance in Hull there was one with a 2.9 TB Turbo TDI conversion, power steering and new appliances for about the same price, so we snapped it up. Only downside is that there is no history or paperwork.
     
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